This season has been anything but twinkling for the Stars in a year that most – including me – expected them to compete for first in the Central division. They are, however, coming off a 6-2 drubbing of the Ducks that might’ve been the lubrication that the high-powered offense in Big D needed to get their goal scoring sticks off the ice.
– Shark BITES
- The Stars are 0-6 in their last 6 games after a win.
- The Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 games on the road.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Stars’ last 12 games as underdog.
New York was finally overtaken in Metropolitan by the Penguins last night and it looks like the Rangers’ lack of defensive talent is starting to manifest itself. Another issue the Rangers are having is the budding goaltender controversy with Antti Raanta playing absolutely out of his mind this year.
The Rangers’ backup has allowed just three goals combined in his last four starts and is putting a lot of steam into the “trade Henrik Lundqvist” conversation.
Dallas’ goaltending situation has been bad also but it’s been for another reason. Neither of the two tendies in the Stars’ tandem can stop the puck and whoever gets the start tonight has the potential to get burnt badly by the second-highest scoring team in the NHL.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting New York Rangers in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as favorites of -120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 0.2-0 victory for the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the New York Rangers have seen them go 20-10-1 so far this season, while the Stars are at 12-13-6. In totals betting, the Dallas Stars are 14-16, while the Rangers are 16-11-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs New York injuries news.
The Dallas Stars sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark , while the New York Rangers sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.
The game also pits Dallas’s No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.61 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 16.52% while the Rangers defense kills off 86.08% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York was a 5-0 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
Dallas lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Blackhawks on December 11. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
- NY Rangers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
- Dallas is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
- Dallas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- Dallas is 4-16 ATS in its last 20 games at home
- Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Nashville, Saturday, December 17th
Dallas home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 17th